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Authors: Steve Mvalo and Chris Bates

Affiliation: Sheffield Hallam University, Faculty of Arts, Computing and Engineering and Sciences, United Kingdom

ISBN: 978-989-758-291-2

Keyword(s): Computational Thinking, Simulation Software, Problem-solving Experiments.

Abstract: This paper reports a study into students’ understanding of decomposition when building network simulations. Students were asked to complete three problem-solving tasks involving designing and troubleshooting computer networks using simulation software. Through online surveys, interviews and focus groups the students’ understanding of computational thinking was interrogated. The results show that students were not conscious that they were applying computational thinking concepts when designing and troubleshooting networks on simulation software. It appears their interest were to simply get problems solved but not necessarily with the understanding of the application of the concepts of computational thinking.

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Paper citation in several formats:
Mvalo, S. and Bates, C. (2018). Students’ Understanding of Computational Thinking with a Focus on Decomposition in Building Network Simulations.In Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: CSEDU, ISBN 978-989-758-291-2, pages 245-252

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